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Stockton official: Mediation with creditors fails

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  • Ronald Brown posted at 11:01 am on Fri, Jun 29, 2012.

    gipper Posts: 116

    “I’m a first-generation American. I’m grounded in my family’s small business, which is where I learned the value of a dollar.” — Ricky Gill

    Really? I am still perplexed how someone who only made $10,000 in income last year can loan their campaign $143,000. In order to help join the discussion of job creation, it is of utmost importance to have or had a full time job. Ricky Gill has never had or has a full time job (San Francisco Chronicle 10/17/2011).

    I guess with Ricky's "extensive" involvement in the family business he speaks for farmer's everywhere!! ROFL!! I know the fall is busy for most agribusinesses, but I am still trying to comprehend how Ricky managed to commute between Berkeley and Princeton over the last seven years to aid his family's enterprise. Can someone explain this to me?

    I am confused by Ricky's "evolving" business experience. I need to reflect upon it with a nice King 888. LOL!!

  • Stuart Klein posted at 1:08 pm on Wed, Jun 27, 2012.

    Stuart Klein Posts: 6

    The people in our district have been long forgotten by our national government. The tax dollars we send to them have a hard time finding their way back when the man that was supposed to be representing OUR interests, Jerry McNerney, has totally failed to do so. He never fails to vote along party lines, siding with Pelosi 98% of the time. He has only ever lived in the bay area, and had to rent a house in Stockton to get residency to even run. You can bet he will not actually be spending time here though as his wife is still living in Pleasanton, with no plans of moving. She can't even vote for him in November! He has voted time and again on legislation that hurts farmers, even though agriculture is the heart and soul of our district. It accounts for about 50% of local GDP. How can you expect Stockton or any other local city to prosper when its congressional "representation" is actively working against it? It will simply be impossible for jobs or wealth to grow in Stockton while McNerney is the only voice we have. Without growth the viscous cycle that Stockton is trapped in will never end.
    His challenger Gill was born and raised in San Joaquin county. His family grows grapes and cherries so he understands the issues that plague our local farmers. He knows the people that live here and the hardships they have had to endure, so he will be able to ACTUALLY represent their interests on the national level. And unlike McNerney (who has raised all his money from special interests and Pelosi) he has been able to fund his campaign from local donations. Without the voice that he could give out district in Congress, district 9 will continue to stagnate and Stockton's bankruptcy will only be the start of the pain.



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